How is this a redefinition of revolution your might ask? well, embedding an icon of capitalism into a communist system is pretty revolutionary I think. Marx would be rolling in his grave.
China’s (Deng Xiaoping’s) desire to modernize in agriculture and industry etc. saw them get in bed with the United States, and Coca-Cola and Boeing, and then attack a communist nation (Vietnam) in part because of its leanings towards Socialist country #1 the USSR! Seems like crazy stuff.
What’s really crazy stuff is that Mao was right 70% of the time. Claims like that make me think of “Lost in Translation” because I find pronouncements like that sort of funny, yet in China I know it was taken with the greatest seriousnesses.
For comments here consider spelling out your understanding of the rise of Deng, the significance of the “Fifth” modernization and/or how our relationship with Taiwan went the way that it did